South-West Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the country has described the planned displacement of over 50,000 traders at the popular Katangowa market in Lagos State by the state government without provision of alternative settlement as wicked and inhuman.
“The Governor Babatunde Fashola-led Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) government in Lagos State has shown clear enough that it hates the masses,” PDP said.
The party added that only a devilish government would attempt to render over 50,000 traders jobless less than two months after it sent over 50,000 Okada riders out of business.
PDP Zonal Publicity Secretary, Hon Kayode Babade, yesterday issued a statement saying even if the traders were occupying government land as claimed by Governor Fashola; they still deserve to be protected by the government.
“Haven’t they been paying levies to the government (both local council and state)?” the statement asked.
Governor Fashola had during a visit to the market told the traders that the government would not relocate them as they were occupying the land illegally.